. AUT3: works with projects that aim to generate the lowest possible impact, like the development of materials made from sustainable raw materials. AUT 1 and 2 use recycled materials in their production processes, where AUT1 uses mainly plastics and metals that come from the waste generated by the company. AUT2 uses only recycled PET for the production of one of the products commercialized by the company. At AUT3 all acquired equipment is evaluated based on its environmental impact. At the other companies studied, only part of the processes are evaluated and specifically at AUT2 equipment projects must have approval from the investments committee evaluating their impact and environmental risks. At AUT1 the process for disposing of waste from production and otherwise, is handled similarly with documentation and waste management controls. At AUT2, the waste generated in the production process goes to a Waste Triage Center where it is separated, disassembled and sent for proper final disposal. For the waste not resulting from the production processes, it is sent to associations and cooperatives responsible for the proper disposal of the material. One of the most recent launches by AUT2 earned them the green car award where one of the practices was recycling 97 percent of all of the waste generated in producing the model. At AUT3 there is also a procedure for disposing of production and non-production related materials that should be duly identified, where 85 percent of the waste is recycled and the rest is sent for its proper final disposal. Table IX illustrates the synthesis of clean production and eco-design practices. AUT2 stands out from among the three companies for eco-design and clean production. In the data collection process it was possible to observe that AUT2 has a real concern about the environmental impact generated from the production of products and also the use of vehicles by customers. Some results from AUT2 deserve to be highlighted, average reduction of: 25 percent in energy consumption; 57 percent of water consumption; and 65 percent of waste generated. AUT1 stands out mainly because of the support that the headquarters and upper management give to managers to adopt sustainable practices internally and in the supply chain. An example is the adoption of sustainable metals for the design of new products and processes. 4.6 Classification of GSCM practices In order to classify the companies studied, a ranking was organized based on a three-point scale, 1, 2 and 3 reflecting, respectively: practices not adopted; practices in the implementation phase and not yet consolidated; and practices already consolidated at the company. To generate Table X, the GSCM ranking, each company was analyzed based on the criteria analyzed in the four groups of GSCM practices. The scoring of the GSCM practices for each of the six criteria of the seven dimensions studied was carried 1122 JMTM 25,8 Downloaded by PUC PR At 05:37 10 October 2014 (PT)
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